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April-19-96

AIDS Rates Increased For Women in 1995

In 1995, the number of women diagnosed with AIDS increased to its highest percentage yet: 19 percent of all adult and adolescent cases. Nationwide, the AIDS rate has declined. Last year the number of people diagnosed with the disease dropped seven percent. There have been over half a million AIDS cases reported since 1981.

Media Resources: The Nando Net and Associated Press - April 19, 1996